Corporate Governance & Publications


    Legal Status

    Dublin Cemeteries Trust is the registered business name and operating name of The Dublin Cemeteries Committee, established in 1846. We are an independent organisation (non-local authority) governed by The Dublin Cemeteries Committee Act 1970.

    Dublin Cemeteries Trust is a not for profit organisation and a registered charity (Registered Charity Number 20009441; CHY 5849), run by an Executive Management team and governed by Committee Members.


    Committee Members

    Dublin Cemeteries Trust is governed by a committee of voluntary non-executive Board members.



    Jonathon Bailey



    David Bunworth (Chair)



    Gavin Caldwell



    Ashling Cunningham



    Michael Gleeson



    Dr Freda Gorman



    Colin Keane



    Sarah Keenaghan



    David O'Reilly

    Meet our Chief Executive Officer

    Aoife Watters is the Chief Executive Officer of Dublin Cemeteries Trust and leads a senior management team responsible for overseeing the Trust’s five cemeteries and three crematoria, including Ireland’s iconic National Cemetery at Glasnevin.

    Aoife joined the organisation as CFO in 2018, and was appointed CEO in May 2019. She held previous roles as Director of Finance and Corporate Services in Depaul Ireland and Senior Auditor positions in private practice. She has also served on a number of boards in the not-for-profit sector, including as Chair.

    Ms Watters holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Trinity College, is a fellow of the Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and has completed the professional Irish Taxation Institute (AITI) exams.


    Roles and Opportunities

    If you wish to join our talented team of visitor assistants, administrators, professionals and marketeers please keep an eye on current vacancies below. Dublin Cemeteries Trust are pleased to offer internships and we are always looking for passionate volunteers. We are an equal opportunity employer.

    An exciting new role is becoming available. Check back for details.

    Policy Documents

    A full range of policies covering every strand of our activities has been adopted by our Committee Members. These policies are constantly updated in line with legislation and developments in best practice.

    Dublin Cemeteries Trust worked with The Islands and Mount Jerome crematoria to develop the Code of Ethics for cremations, with the assistance of the Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management (ICCM).

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    Annual Reports and Accounts

    The annual report and accounts give an overview of the Trust's activities and show how resources are spent.